Food and Society
Integration of the food system, linking production, distribution and consumption
A sustainable community food system is a collaborative network that integrates sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management in order to enhance the environmental, economic and social health of a particular place...
Initiatives and Projects:
Building Regional Markets and Communities
- New Markets for Farmers
- Evaluation of Davis Farm to School Program 2011-2012
- Evaluation of Davis Farm to School Program 2009 - 2010
- Crunch Lunch Manual: Farm-to-School Case Study
- Healthier Food for Students
- New Farmers Guide
- Farmers market case studies
- Direct marketing resource guide
- Direct marketing workshop, how-to guide
- Selling directly to restaurants
County-level food system assessments:
Community food security for low-income residents
Note: Also browse food system assessments for sections on food security.
Farmworker and Rural Community Wellbeing
The UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program is launching a project to address California farmworkers’ living and working conditions. Through one-on-one interviews with members of local organizations that serve farmworkers, the researchers intend to learn how UC can best help with research, education and outreach. When completed, the study will be available here. Read more about the study.